The RF1V series of force-guided relays are a cost-effective and easy way to expand mechanical contact outputs in a control circuit. Adding to this popular series, new models are now available offering a counter-electromotive force (CEMF) diode. These are ideal for adding multiple output contacts to electronic safety relays and safety controllers. The diode circuit added to the coil of these relays helps eliminate damaging fly-back voltage to the electronic equipment.
Force-guided relays are key electromechanical switching components, providing a failsafe within safety circuits and detecting failures such as contact welding or damage to the contact spring failure. Often used in combination with elevator controls, interlock switches, light curtains and emergency stop switches, these relays are crucial in safety control applications.